Aboriginal Cultural Site Opens in Park
Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 14:52
An Aboriginal cultural heritage site is being officially unveiled at the Prince Albert National Park today.
The site is approximately 32 acres in size and is located at a decommissioned bison paddock in the south east corner of the park, adjacent to Little Red River reserve lands.
The park is rich in Aboriginal history and the creation of the site is part of Parks Canada’s attempt to improve access to national parks by Aboriginal people in order to perform traditional spiritual and ceremonial activities.
As per park policy, an environmental assessment is required to ensure that activities there do not adversely affect the park environment.
A feast is taking place at the site this afternoon to acknowledge several ancestral burial sites located throughout the park.